This is an excellent sounding show but unfortunately Jimmy Page's guitar is not heard as well as it should be. I think it was a sound issue with the venue or soundman on this night because when he picks up other guitars, like his double neck Gibson, he can be heard better. It's when he plays his primary Gibson Les Paul that the sound is not right or loud enough in my opinion. But the video shot was done very nicely and the audio does sound excellent for the most part.
Third Eye original DVD-R > PC > me > you
Artist: Page & Plant
Date: February 6th, 1996
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Budokan Hall
Label: Third Eye Remaster (2006)
Title: Tokyo, Japan 2/6/96
Source: AUD (Master)
DVD Size: 4.31 GB
DVD Length: 01:55:55
Type: AUD Shot
Resolution: 720 x 480
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Bitrate: 8000 kbps
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bitrate: 192 kbps
02. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
03. Bring It On Home
05. Thank You
06. Gallows Pole
07. hurdy gurdy solo
08. Nobody's Fault But Mine
09. Going To California
10. Since I've Been Loving You
11. Dancing Days
13. Four Sticks
14. In The Evening
17. Whole Lotta Love
18. Rock And Roll
(1) 1996-02-06 Tokyo (AUD shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(2) 1996-02-06 Tokyo (AUD shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(3) 1996-02-06 Tokyo (AUD shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(4) 1996-02-06 Tokyo (AUD shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
(5) 1996-02-06 Tokyo (AUD shot Master/Third Eye Remaster)
One other thing I wish was not the case in this DVD is the lackluster sounding performance on this night. It just doesn't seem like the band was really into the music as much on this night as they were on the other Japanese 1996 shows.
Robert Plant does sound great vocally on this night and Michael Lee is awesome on the drums. I'm sure Jimmy Page was doing a great job as well but it just isn't as easy to hear his guitar in this one show. But I'm not trying to discourage anyone from checking it out. You may not agree with my review anyhow?
There are a few tiny errors in the show or more specifically the recording. It is nothing major and just small things like a few split second dropouts in the audio and video. A few times the sound lessens some also from the microphone being covered or pointed away it sounds like. But again, it is not for any long periods of times and these are just small issues that are few and far in between each other.
I have this 2006 Third Eye 1 DVD copy I am uploading today. There is a 2 DVD copy of this same, exact recording but it is not really any better quality wise. The picture is slightly sharper and the audio used is 256 kbps audio. But it is not anything noticeable and it was done on a standalone DVD burner with the automatic 5 minute chapters and no menus to pick and choose individual songs if you want to do that. The chapters are not at the beginning of the songs and navigating through the show and it is not as easy as it is with this 1 DVD copy built much better.
I am including the artwork for the 2 DVD copy and it makes me wonder if a more professionally built 2 DVD copy may exist. I can always upload the 2 DVD copy I have and spoke about in the future if anyone wants it bad enough.
A special thanks goes out to "Amduscia" for sharing this copy over on R-O!
I hope you enjoy the show...
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